CDMA operators seek cut in base price for 800 Mhz bandwidth


Mobile phone companies offering services on the CDMA platform have demanded that the telecom department reject the sector regulator's recommendations on the base price of airwaves in the 800 Mhz band and keep it at 65% of the starting price fixed for the recently concluded auction of 1800 Mhz bandwidth.Mobile phone companies offering services on the CDMA platform have demanded that the telecom department reject the sector regulator’s recommendations on the base price of airwaves in the 800 Mhz band and keep it at 65% of the starting price fixed for the recently concluded auction of 1800 Mhz bandwidth. 

NEW DELHI: Mobile phone companies offering services on the CDMA platform have demanded that the telecom department reject the sector regulator’s recommendations on the base price of airwaves in the 800 Mhz band and keep it at 65% of the starting price fixed for the recently concluded auction of 1800 Mhz bandwidth.

In a letter to Communications Minister Kapil Sibal, the lobby group representing companies like Reliance CommunicationsBSE 0.96 %, Tata TeleservicesBSE -0.28 % and Sistema Shyam Teleservices wanted the government to immediately auction all available spectrum without waiting for state-run carriers Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam LtdBSE -1.31 % to surrender the CDMA airwaves they hold.
SOURCE: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/
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